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  • Ms. Paula Costantino introducing American holidays traditions to the students (Photo State Department)

    American Holidays Traditions

    Paula Costantino, one of the Embassy's Office Management Specialists, and her teenage daughter, Francesca, visited “OŠ Šmartno pri Litiji” to introduce American holiday traditions and wish the students a Merry Christmas.

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  • Defense Attaché Todd Scattini at the school (Photo State Department)

    Defense Attaché in Škofja Loka

    The U.S. Embassy Defense Attaché Lieutenant Colonel Todd Scattini visited more than 100 students of “OŠ Škofja Loka – Mesto.” The students prepared a wonderful welcome program of sketches, songs, and dances.

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  • Political Officer Nathan Ringger with OŠ Hudinja students (Photo State Department)

    Celebrating the Holidays

    Political Officer Nathan Ringger visited the students of OŠ Hudinja, Celje and exchanged Christmas holiday traditions, in addition to discussing differences and similarities in celebrating other holidays in the United States and Slovenia.

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  • Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Todd Chapman at the Faculty of Social Sciences (Photo State Department)

    A Lively Discussion at FDV

    An engaged group of Defense and European Studies students at the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Social Sciences had an interesting discussion on coalition building and global security concerns with the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Todd Chapman.

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  • Mr. Damir Črnčec, PDAS Todd Chapman, and Mr. Igor Senčar (Photo State Department)

    PDAS Chapman discussing global security

    "Društvo Evropska Slovenija" hosted Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Department of State’s Political-Military Affairs Bureau Todd Chapman last evening for an interesting discussion on global security concerns.

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More News from the Embassy

  • Assistant Attaché/Office Manager Janie James-High (Photo State Department)
    Commemorating the Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

    Assistant Attaché/Office Manager Janie James-High and her husband Jay High, a former teacher, visited the middle school in Škofljica (OŠ Škofljica). 

  • Ambassador Mussomeli with Mayor of Novo mesto Gregor Macedoni (Photo State Department)
    Ambassador visits Novo mesto

    On Saturday evening, the Novo mesto Students’ Group ("Društvo novomeških študentov") and Mayor Gregor Macedoni warmly hosted Ambassador Mussomeli for a discussion. 

  • Robin Dunnigan, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy at the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Social Sciences. (Photo State Department)
    Energy Security and Diversification

    Robin Dunnigan, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy discussed energy security and the importance of diversification of energy sources with an engaged group of students at the Faculty of Social Sciences. 

  • Management Officer Jon Selle at "Osnovna šola Poljane" (Photo State Department)
    Diversity in the United States

    More than 40 ninth graders from the school "OŠ Poljane,” in Poljanska dolina met with Management Officer Jon Selle.  

  • Ambassador Mussomeli with Dr. Vasilka Sancin (Photo State Department)
    Ambassador Mussomeli Lectures at Law School in Ljubljana

    Ambassador Mussomeli talked with about 30 students of Diplomatic and Consular Law at the University of Ljubljana Law School about his activities and way of life. 

  • Regional Security Officer Mr. Stephen Strickland presenting his job (Photo State Department)
    Back to Dobravlje

    U.S. Embassy Regional Security Officer Mr. Stephen Strickland presented his job and fun facts about his experiences serving abroad to a group of 70 ninth graders in Dobravlje. 

  • Ambassador at the University of Ljubljana’s Administration Faculty (Photo State Department)
    Ambassador visits Faculty of Administration

    Ambassador Mussomeli visited a group of around 60 students and faculty at the University of Ljubljana’s Administration Faculty. 

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    December 22, 2014 -- "I'll never forget hearing the news of the tsunami that struck in the Indian Ocean 10 years ago. The images were gut-wrenching: entire towns razed from Indonesia to Somalia; raging waters sweeping away people's homes; hundreds of thousands killed and many more separated from their families." 

  • A worker cleans a road near a sports complex. (AP Image)
    Honoring Contributions of Migrants on International Migration Day

    "Today, on International Migrants Day, it is important that we reflect on the contributions migrants make to societies throughout the world, and the challenges they face." 

Patrons of a Cuban coffee shop in Union City, New Jersey, watched a Spanish-captioned broadcast of President Obama’s historic announcement. (AP Image)
    Obama Charts New Course on Cuba Policy

    In a televised address, President Obama announces the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people. 

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to reporters at the U.S. Embassy in London on December 16. (AP Image)
    Peace a Prerequisite to Mideast Prosperity, Kerry Says in London

    The United States and its partners in the region and around the world will continue to work for a peaceful, stable Middle East, Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters in London on December 16. 

  • A candlelight vigil marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in Mumbai, India (AP Image)
    Being a Woman Shouldn’t Require Courage, State’s Russell Says

    “Simply being a woman in any part of the world should not have to be a courageous act,” U.S. Ambassador-at-Large Catherine Russell says in a blog post. 

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    A look at the development public schools, beginning with "common school," (the iconic little red schoolhouse) in the 18th century, through the Land-Grant university movement to the G.I. Bill of Rights and the civil rights movement, which expanded educational opportunity to all U.S. citizens. 

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